In the last season of “Portlandia,” the mayor of this sustainability-obsessed city vanished in shame after he was singled out as Portland’s “No. 1 electricity hog,” Portland went into a blackout, cats barked, creepy music played, and a bizarre Australian who calls himself “Birdman” told guests at a bed and breakfast “there is no civilization.”
After Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg left “Saturday Night Live” last year, Fred Armisen also considered bidding the show adieu. “It’s something we all think about,” he says. “It’s the group you came in with.” But he’s not making any moves right now. Why? For starters, Armisen claims to lack the ability to plan ahead. […]
Though the 10-episode third season of IFC’s hipster-skewering sketch comedy show “Portlandia” doesn’t premiere until Friday, Jan. 4 at 10/9c, fans eager to revisit the city where “young people go to retire” and Kyle MacLachlan reigns supreme as an enthusiastic mayor/reggae bassist can check out a special “Winter in Portlandia” bonus episode this Friday, Dec. 14, […]
Chloe Sevigny is moving from Utah to Portland – and just like on her recent series “Big Love,” her living arrangements will be just a little out of the ordinary.
When Fred Armisen of “Saturday Night Live” and musician Carrie Brownstein found themselves with time and creativity on their hands, the longtime friends decided to conspire on a few videos.
“Portlandia” star Carrie Brownstein and her band Wild Flag stopped by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Friday night. Check out their performance here.
The best thing about the new year? The late-night shows all returned last week after a holiday break that left us in the throes of a comedy famine. Well, the famine is officially over.
The second season of IFC’s “Portlandia” doesn’t return to television until Friday, but the first episode of the series has been made available online (which you can watch below) and pays tribute to “Battlestar Galactica.” In the episode stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen become so infatuated with watching a marathon of “BSG” that they […]
When Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen first met at a “Saturday Night Live” afterparty in 2002, Brownstein never imagined they’d wind up doing sketch comedy together. “We just had an instant connection,” she says of their initial encounter. “He was wearing a button with my face on it – which can be either creepy or […]
SNL’s Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein (aka the comedy duo ThunderAnts) have teamed up for “Portlandia,” a new sketch show premiering on IFC this Friday. Don’t want to wait 3 more days to watch their hilarious take on bird appliqué enthusiasts, aggro bike messengers, and feminist bookstore owners? You don’t have to! […]